Catching Up

We have some hats to catch up on:

July 3: Princess Akiko in a natural straw hat with wide pink hatband for a cultural visit. 

July 4: Queen Margrethe repeated her apricot straw hat with navy hatband for Rebildselskabet’s 110th anniversary

July 8: Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with high, rounded crown and short kettle brim with tall hatband at a convention in Tokyo.

July 14: Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ice blue silk covered pillbox for a Red Cross event in Tokyo and Princess Hisako wore an interesting draped purple hat with flying bows for a technology award ceremony.

July 15: Princess Takamado in a cornflower blue hat with curved brim overlaid in pleated white organza at a Tokyo art exhibition.

July 18: Queen Margrethe repeated her navy and white hat arriving on the royal yacht Dannebrog to take up residence at Graasten Castle.

July 21: Emperor Naruhito carried a black silk top hat while Empress Masako wore a white silk bowler hat and Crown Princess Kiko wore a white silk covered pillbox for visits to Meiji Shrine.

July 22: Princess Kako also visited Meiji Shrine in a domed pillbox hat covered in ecru silk with back bow.

July 22: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in straw fedoras at the Tour de France.

July 23: Duchess of Cornwall wore a new white straw Philip Treacy picture hat at Ascot Racecourse

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July 23: Princess Anne in a casual natural straw trilby with navy hatband while Princess Yoko repeated a blue brimless hat.

July 25: Princess Yoko at Meiji shrine in an ivory bowler hat. 

July 29: Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence in a brown fedora at the Commonwealth Games

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August 3: The Earl of Wessex in a dapper fedora with red and navy hatband at the Commonwealth Games

Have I missed any?!

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Anne was in full uniform with very smart hat to celebrate St John Ambulance Cadets’ centenary last week.

She also repeated a navy hat with striped hatband for a garden party at Hillsborough Castle

Wimbledon saw a few royal hats (and a royal visor!) this week.
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Lovely hats at the wedding of Stephanie Phillips yesterday (she is the younger sister of Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall). Zara wore a blue sinamay button with white windowpane sinamay flying bow by Camilla Rose. Princess Anne repeated an elegant ivory sinamay hat with sidesweeping brim, sloped crown, layered pleated hatband and feather spray. Lindsay Wallace wore a pink silk floral headpiece with swath of net veil and Autumn Phillips wore a lilac sinamay button percher with silk ruffle trim by Bee Smith. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia and Lena Tindall were all bridesmaids.

Have you seen the Liberty London silk scarf printed with drawings of 70 of her hats, released for her Platinum Jubilee? I’m not a scarf wearer but I might need this one… It’s for sale here. 

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):

Lovely photo of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester released for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Sweet new snap of Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their sweet trio of princes

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Last Week’s Extras

Last Monday, Empress Masako repeated an ivory hat with domed crown and short brim for the Japan Art Academy Awards


On Wednesday, Princess Alexandra repeated a pale slate blue/grey hat with dotted veil trim for a memorial.

On Thursday, the Luxembourg grand ducal family celebrated their country’s national holiday. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie repeated a fuchsia sinamay rolled edge headpiece studded with white silk flowers (she wore it to this same event in 2014) while Princess Alexandra repeated an ecru embellished flapper style headpiece with acid green silk flower on the side.
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On Friday, Queen Margrethe presented the “Queen’s Clock” military award and on Saturday, she opened a museum about flight in Oksboel. She repeated pink hats for these events.

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Alina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills wore a grey saucer hat Saturday for her son’s christening

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):

Lovely annual summer photocall from the the Dutch king and queen and their daughters.
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We start this new week with this gem, which includes a great quote from the late Duke of Edinburgh.

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Last Week’s Extras

Last Monday, Princess Beatrice was photographed in an embellished black headband from Modo Band Collective
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):

Fantastic photos from the 18th birthday celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Great interview with the Duchess of Cornwall in Vogue UK for her 75th birthday

Wonderful photo of the Duke of Cambridge and his children released for Father’s Day.

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This Week’s Extras

We met a new royal hat wearer this week, young Lilibet, who made her debut in the  ‘Lily’ Lace Bow Headband by Village Baby

On Monday, Members of the Mikasa and Takamado families attended a memorial on the 10th anniversary of Prince Tomohito’s passing.

On Tuesday, Princess Hisako repeated a pale silvery blue brocade bumper hat with calla lily trim on the side for an award ceremony

On Wednesday, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence presided over the annual  Founder’s Day Parade at Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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On Thursday, the Countess of Wessex repeated her ecru straw hat with mushroom brim trimmed with ecru and black feathers by Jane Taylor while on a visit to Gibraltar
Yesterday, Crown Princess Kiko wore a grey brimmed hat for a memorial in Hiroshima

Queen Mathilde and Queen Sonja wore new hats last week that we’ll look at in greater depth tomorrow.

Did you see Sarah Cant’s beautiful hat, modelled by Zara Tindall? See the comments for more hats that caught my eye this week.

Lovely photos shared by Princess Märtha Louise and Durek Verrett for the announcement of their engagement. Fashion styled by Maggie Alava.

Are you ready?!

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